“Green” used to have a bad connotation;
green was naïve, foolish and young. But these days
“green” has gotten a makeover. Green is
smart, considerate and trendy. So, embrace the green
and get your day started.
By Tess Kurzeja
The “green” girl knows there’s a
lot of preparation that goes into a full day, and whether
you’re spending the day at work or enjoying the
fresh, spring weather, there is no
substitute for a flawless morning routine to get you
started. Get green cleaning up in the shower, primping
in front of the mirror, and hitting the boardroom or
beach with some of our favorite products.
Jump in the shower with Giovanni Organic Hair Care’s
Root 66™ Max Volume Shampoo and Conditioner
($12 at shop.com).
Not only will this shampoo cleanse hair leaving
no buildup behind, it’s guaranteed to add volume,
bounce and strength to your locks. Infused with
fruit extracts, this shampoo and conditioner combo features
a fresh, fruity scent paired with impressive results.
you leave the shower, don’t forget to invigorate
and exfoliate with an aromatic scrub from The Body Scrub
Factory. Slough off dead skin with Margarita Girl
Moisturizing Body Scrub ($24 at thebodyscrubfactory.com).
Devoid of parabens, synthetic fragrances and preservatives,
this scrub is a 100% natural way to treat your skin
to a little buff and polish. And, with the sweet margarita
scent, no matter what time the workday begins, it’s
always five o’clock.
Post shower, tend to your skin to face the day head-on.
Trade a dull skin care routine for an invigorating session
with Juice Beauty’s Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing
Mist and Antioxidant Serum and Oil-free Moisturizer.
This band of skin care combines organic ingredients
with a classic routine. Strong enough to cut through
oil and makeup, but gentle enough to be used on the
most sensitive skin, Juice Beauty’s skin care
line rejuvenates skin with no artificial ingredients.
Get this organic skin care arsenal in a convenient Organics
to Go pack ($29 at juicebeauty.com).
ditching your robe for your work duds, take a fragrant
break with Starring! Fragrances’ pure essential
oil perfume in The Bombshell ($10 at starringfragrances.com).
This organic, hand blended fragrance is chock full
of pleasing vanilla, berry, and orchid accents that
create a rich base scent that lasts all day while adding
moisture to your skin.
of bombshell, whether blonde, brunette or red head,
the key to looking great lies in an impeccable hairstyle.
And, even in a time crunch, iTech’s Ionic
Tourmaline Hair Drier ($160 at drugstore.com)
is a formidable accessory to your best look. Constructed
with crushed Tourmaline inside, this extra quiet drier
creates an ionizing effect to dry hair in less than
half the time of standard driers, expending less energy.
And if time and electric energy saving isn’t enough,
the ionized drier reduces frizz and flyaways even without
the use of products.
final step in your green morning is ensuring a flawless
face with organic makeup. Cover any of your imperfections
with Alison Raffaele’s True Concealer ($23
This liquid, mineral concealer goes on smooth and dries
matte so foundation glides on smoothly and flawlessly.
Plus, the embedded antioxidants will keep skin healthy
and glowing long after removing your makeup. Follow
it up with the super smooth Transparent Finish To-Go
powder ($42 on AlisonRaffaele.com),
to ensure matte coverage all day long.
all is primped and pretty, toss your green goodies in
a recycled makeup tote from EcoTraders and you’re
on the way to a green-infused day. These bags are made
from recycled rice and feed bags and are molded into
trendy sacks, messenger bags and makeup totes. Available
in a vast assortment of styles, colors and prints, these
bags are not only fashion forward but totally unique.
Get a set of three cosmetic bags in various sizes for
only $18.99 at reusablebags.com.
Girl” is PrettyCity®’s monthly guide to
the latest beauty products and treatment trends reflecting
a consciousness for the environment and personal health.
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helping our environment while keeping us looking and feeling
our best, we love it. And, you can rest assured we’ll
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